Position Available

Simon Harding sph at coralcay.org
Wed Oct 9 11:48:37 EDT 2002

Dear list members,

Position available: Director - Science Department for Coral Cay
(CCC) Ltd.

Coral Cay Conservation Ltd. is an award winning not-for-profit NGO that
currently runs terrestrial and marine conservation projects in Fiji,
Honduras and The Philippines. We are seeking an experienced postgraduate
(with PhD preferred) to manage the CCC Science Department. The successful
applicant will have a background in management and research of both marine
and terrestrial science based projects, with proven experience of over 12
months fieldwork. The position is at director level, thus a considerable
amount of management experience will be needed. Terms of Reference are

Applications: Letter/ CV (email only) to: Mr. Peter Raines, Managing
Director, Coral Cay Conservation psr at coralcay.org, /www.coralcay.org/

Work is London-based with international travel.

Closing date for applications is October 30th 2002.

More information is provided below.

Thank you.

Simon Harding  Ph.D.
Marine Science Co-ordinator
Coral Cay Conservation,
13th Floor,
The Tower,
125 High Street,
Colliers Wood,
SW19 2JG,

Direct dial: +44-(0)20-8545-7721
General switchboard: +44 (0)870-750-0668
Fax: +44 (0)870-750-0667

"Providing resources to help sustain livelihoods and alleviate poverty
through the protection, restoration and management of coral reefs and
tropical forests."


Director of Science


Position:               Director of Science
Line Manager:           Managing Director
Department:             Science
Principal place of work:                CCC Head Office (London SW19),
with international travel
Salary:         £17,000-20,000 (dependent upon qualifications/experience)
Closing date for applications:  30 October 2002 (re-advertisement of post)


The Director of Science is a full member of the Board of Directors of
Coral Cay Conservation Ltd (CCC) with senior management responsibility for
the CCC Science Department. Key areas of responsibility include: Project
development, planning, finance, personnel recruitment and management, and
logistics and coordination of scientific programmes run by CCC. The
Director of Science will ensure that the aims and objectives of the
scientific components of CCC projects are achieved safely, efficiently and
within agreed policies, budgets and schedules.


· Improving efficiency and effectiveness of the scientific objectives of
CCC expeditions within agreed guidelines and budgets.
· Line-management of Science Department staff and expedition field
· Recruitment, selection and training of expedition science staff.
· Direct reporting to the Board of Directors.


1. Departmental Review
· Review, evaluate and advise upon current operational policies within the
Science Department.
· Review and evaluation of current Science Department staff and
· Periodic review the relationship between the Science Department and the
rest of CCC.
· Develop a consultancy group within the Science Department.
· Develop scientifically recognized postgraduate course structure within
CCC projects.
· Establish departmental GIS and remote sensing capability.

2. Departmental Management
· Facilitate good communication within the Science Department, and with
other CCC departments, ensuring that line management is made aware of the
needs of the science department in terms of time/equipment/personnel
· Assist in the development of new CCC projects.
· Ensure timely delivery of scientific outputs.
· Establish and maintain collaborations with third party scientific
institutions and persons.
· Organise conferencing and paper writing outputs with the rest of the

3. Funding
· Establish a database of potential sources of funding and prepare funding
· Seek full financial independence of the science department within 18
months from the date of appointment.

4. Staff Recruitment, Selection and Training
· Review and evaluate current and future staffing level requirements.
· Co-ordination and development of staff selection procedures.
· Pre-departure staff administration and briefing.
· Maintenance of staff records.
· Oversee the development of training materials for staff and volunteers.
· Assist with volunteer recruitment strategies.

5. Data analysis and report writing
· Write and partake in development of key scientific outputs of the
department including:
· Scientific peer reviewed papers;
· Educational materials;
· Posters and other publicity information (e.g. newsletters);
· Maintenance and update of web-based science outputs;
· Analysis of data from CCC field projects and consultancy contracts.

6. Internal co-ordination, liaison and day to day office tasks
· Dissemination of relevant information to other departments regarding the
planning and management of projects.
· General enquiries and departmental administration as part of the day to
day running of the department will be required.
· Recruitment, coordination and supervision of departmental interns and
work placement students.
· Answering scientific correspondence
· Coordinating undergraduate and postgraduate theses produced in
collaboration with CCC.

7. Company Director Responsibilities
The Director of Science will be appointed a full director of CCC, with the
full statutory responsibilities of a company director.


· Proven ability to produce good written and presentation materials.
· Competent in time and risk management.
· Proven practical leadership ability.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Excellent administrative/organisational skills with a methodical
approach to work.
· Proven ability to effectively network and collaborate with other
colleagues and institutions within a similar field.
· Computer literate - competent in word processing, spreadsheet use and
database management.
· Ability to undertake analysis of large environmental data sets. Working
knowledge of univariate and multivariate techniques and packages (eg.
· Experience of GIS and remote sensing.
· Considerable knowledge of international scientific environment and
development issues.
· Understanding of up to date tropical coral reef and rainforest research
and management issues and community based conservation programmes.
· Minimum three years experience in management of projects in the
development/science sector with extensive (24 months) tropical fieldwork
· 12 months experience of personnel management within a field relevant to
the post.
· Hold a completed Msc (minimum)/PhD (preferred) in relevant academic
· A proven track record of successful grant applications.
· Experience in the production of scientific reports, papers, and
environmental management plans/EIA.


· Advanced scuba-diving qualification.
· Mountain leadership qualifications (e.g. MLTB Summer Mountain Leader
· Other relevant outdoor qualifications (e.g. First Aid; VHF radio).
· Human resources management.
· Financial planning, management and accounting.
· Ability to write business plans.
· Full, clean drivers license
· Involvement in a development and/or environmental project as a leader or
project manager.
· Management of scuba diving and/or mountain trekking activities.
· Database design.
· Qualifications and/or experience in Business Management.


Please send CV (with two referees) and covering letter BY EMAIL ONLY to:

Peter Raines
Managing Director
Email: psr at coralcay.org


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